Flat Stanley Plays Ball by Jeff Brown, Lori Haskins Houran


Flat Stanley Plays Ball by Jeff Brown, Lori Haskins Houran

This is a charming sports story with full-colour illustrations starring Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. It is perfect for children learning to read. When Stanley Lamb chop joins the rounders team, he discovers that being flat can help him play. But not everyone thinks that flat players should be allowed...The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 1 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for new readers who are beginning to read simple stories with help. It includes short, simple sentences; familiar, repeated words; big, clear type; 1 - 5 lines per page; bright, fun pictures to help talk about the story. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading.

About the Author

Born in New York City, Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the editorial staffs of The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. Jeff Brown died in Manhattan aged 77 but his world-famous Flat Stanley stories continue to delight children everywhere. Lori Haskins Houran has been writing and editing children's books since 1992. She grew up in Maine, but now lives in New York City. A graduate of Wolverhampton University, Jon Mitchell has illustrated books for Teletubbies, Tots TV and Rosie and Jim. Since 2000, Jon has been a freelance illustrator working for major publishers including the BBC, Oxford Press and Pearson Education. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

7th April 2016



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